[VIDEO] Rubble! Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” (@thegreatwall) Bombs Opening Weekend!

the great wall movie poster

Matt Damon is definitely one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. However, even a film starring him can take at the box office. That is exactly what happened with his latest film, The Great Wall! The film did horribly its opening weekend, only earning 25 millions dollars–its budget was 150 million dollars, however! YIKES!

To be fair a few other films had horrible debuts. Ice Cube’s Fist Fight only earned 14.6 million and a Cure For Wellness earned under 5 million. These numbers are odd considering this is a long weekend when you include President’s Day. Fifty Shades Darker is the exception (unsurprisingly) taking in 20.9 million in its third weekend!

Continue reading

Congrats! Donald Glover (@donaldglover) & James Earl Jones (@jamesearljones) Cast as Simba & Mufasa in “The Lion King” Remake!

Donald Glover cast as Simba in Disney's live action The Lion King Remake
Donald Glover cast as Simba in Disney's live action The Lion King Remake

Donald Glover (aka “Childish Gambino), may very well be having the best year ever!

Not only will he be a young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo Star Wars movie, his hit series Atlanta won a number of Golden Globes, and now he has been cast in the role of a lifetime in Disney’s The Lion King remake! It has been reported that the rapper/singer turned actor will voice the film’s protagonist, Simba!

donald glover

As you recall, Disney has been remaking its animated films into live action movies;  Maleficent, Cinderella, Pete’s Dragon, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and The Beast have already been released or are soon to debut. Live actions films based on Aladdin’s Genie, and The Little Mermaid are already in the works. The Lion King, however, stands out as the “creme de la creme” of animated films, holding the title of the highest grossing animated film of all time. Its live action remake may very well prove to be the shining jewel in Disney’s new approach to these classic films.

Continue reading

[VIDEO] Reebok Classic (@ReebokClassics) & Curren$y (@CurrenSy_Spitta) Launch The New Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker Feat: Curren$y

As basketball athletes and their legions of fans descend into New Orleans for an action packed weekend, Reebok Classic along with Curren$y hosted a special event last night at the Sneaker Politics powered by Reebok Classic and Mitchell & Ness store to launch Curren$y’s new collaboration with Reebok: the Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85.

Reebok Classic and Curren$y launch the new Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic and Curren$y launch the new Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic and Curren$y launch the new Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker

Reebok Classic x Jet Life Club C 85 Sneaker Release Party

Continue reading

[RECAP] Chicago Screening For Fox’s New Drama, “Shots Fired!”

shots fired on fox logo

The Fox network is rolling out a new special series called “Shots Fired”.  The show will be a 10 hour event series that will focus on race relations in our country. The show will also focus on racial profiling of African Americans by the police force. “Shots Fired” will follow two racially charged shootings that take place in a small Southern town and the aftermath which occurs from the situations. The new drama series will star Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, Dewanda Wise, Richard Dreyfus, Helen Hunt, and Jill Hennessy.  

Fox series "Shots Fired" promo photo

Courtesy: Google Images

Recently, Fox held a screening for the anticipated series in Chicago. The event was attended by the shows creators and executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. The screening was held in the AMC River East 21 theater and there were over 200 guest in attendance. Also, in attendance were the stars of the series Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, and Mack Wilds.

Continue reading

Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): The Queen Of Burlesque–Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese)!

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese

What exactly is burlesque? Is it a striptease? Is it a form of seduction?

Burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese has all your answers to this lost art form.

Recently, Dita took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with Kontrol to talk about her gorgeous art form, Hollywood glam, and her career.

Dita credits her mom for sparking her fascination with the golden age of cinema.

“My mother watched old films. So I grew up watching those films with her and I became obsessed with the technicolor musicals of 1940s especially. They were like cartoons to me with Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, and all these lavish musical numbers.”

Continue reading

Amina Buddafly (@Aminabuddafly) is Not Ready to Divorce Peter Gunz (@IAmPeterGunz), Says Yandy Smith (@yandysmith) is Boring!

amina buddafly

Amina Buddafly says she is not ready to divorce Peter Gunz!

Amina Buddafly of Love & Hip Hop New York recently discussed a lot of topics concerning some of the cast and her issues with Peter Gunz during her interview on The Domenick Nati Show.

Amina recently released her book, called, ‘The Other Woman’, which is a tell all book. We can only imagine who the book revolves around. Amina announced back in September that she was ready to tell her side of the story in a book that depicts her real life, from her upbringing to career matters.

Amina Buddafly is not ready to divorce Peter Gunz

During the recent interview on The Domenick Nati Show, she mentioned that she would consider joining the new season of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. Amina explained that she isn’t on Love and Hip Hop New York this season mainly because she moved to Los Angeles and wasn’t around to film. She also told Domenick that she didn’t really want to be in Season 7 but may possibly make an appearance.

Outside of that, her mind is still stuck on past hurts from Peter Gunz. Amina told Domenick that she felt Peter Gunz should do an apology tour.

We remember not long ago on the season of Love & Hip-Hop: New York, Peter sat down with his wife and the mother of his 10th child, Amina, and brought up the topic of divorce. “What comes after separation?” Peter asked Amina in the clip. “Divorce.”

Continue reading

[VIDEO] We’re Feeling The Love! Tyson Anthony’s (@authortysona) “Entercourse” is Back w/ Short Film, “Rocky Love Ballad!”

entercourse poster

Tyson Anthony is a genius and his latest series, Entercourse, only reiterates that.

When we last left off with the series, Rocky (Elijah Black) finally realized and accepted he was a porn addict, and his loyal boyfriend, Miles (Jerome Parker) was determined to help him through it. Meanwhile, Miles’ friend and coworker, Drew, began questioning his sexuality.

drew and jackson entercourse

Neal Robinson and David Halle as “Jackson” and “Drew in Tyson Anthony’s “Entercourse: Rocky Love Ballad”

Flash forward to Entercourse: Rocky Love Ballad,  a short film to tide us over until Season 2; and we find that Rocky has left for a month to help his grandmother out and Miles has opted to “do his own thing.” Meanwhile, Drew’s questioning of his sexuality has grown to curiosity and his begun to explore gay dating apps. He meets a younger guy, Jackson (Neal Robinson), who very well may prove to be more than he bargained for. Miles starts a new job and meets a pediatrician, Nas (Coby Carlson), who has an alarming secret, but also wants to take pictures of him. Check out the trailer below.

Continue reading